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  •  BTW I speak very well (0+ / 0-)

    That is only because of aggressive speech therapy in elementary/middle school.

    I didn't bother with speech therapy again once I transferred to a deaf school.

    Conservatives are close-minded, shallow, superficial people that live in a fantasy world where everything is black and white and there are NO shades of gray.

    by Brad007 on Fri Oct 03, 2008 at 09:23:28 AM PDT

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    •  Of course you wouldn't. (0+ / 0-)
      •  Care to explain what you mean here? (1+ / 0-)
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        josecheung

        I already had the education in place. I didn't need MORE speech therapy.

        I'm sure we both can agree that there are Deaf people who use both methods that are very successful otherwise in their lives.

        Conservatives are close-minded, shallow, superficial people that live in a fantasy world where everything is black and white and there are NO shades of gray.

        by Brad007 on Fri Oct 03, 2008 at 09:28:52 AM PDT

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        •  Of course there are successful Deaf people (0+ / 0-)

          just like there are successful oral deaf people.

          •  Why are you so offended? (1+ / 0-)
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            josecheung

            I'm not offended by you as much as you're offended by me.

            I've come to accept that society as a whole treats ALL Deaf people like shit.

            From my experience, Deaf people who use ASL have gotten the shortest end of the stick.

            Conservatives are close-minded, shallow, superficial people that live in a fantasy world where everything is black and white and there are NO shades of gray.

            by Brad007 on Fri Oct 03, 2008 at 09:34:48 AM PDT

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            •  so have deaf people who speak orally (0+ / 0-)

              Most people have a giant misconception about the deaf community. A lot of hearing people I meet automatically assume that I know ASL, and that I must be retarded. I don't like that stereotype. It's a stupid one.

              •  A lot of hearing people assume I am stupid (1+ / 0-)
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                And that Deaf people can't enjoy music (I cannot hear the lyrics but I enjoy the music itself).

                They assume that I'm on SSI/SSDI and I personally am against collecting either and I work full time.

                I'm sure you get the annoying questions from someone who's never met a deaf person (is it hard to be deaf, etc).

                Conservatives are close-minded, shallow, superficial people that live in a fantasy world where everything is black and white and there are NO shades of gray.

                by Brad007 on Fri Oct 03, 2008 at 12:00:51 PM PDT

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